Type
Scripted
Premiered
Sep. 07, 1977
Status
Canceled/Ended
Runtime
60 min.
Country
UK
Network
BBC One TV Network
Genre

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Secret Army (UK)

World War II drama about covert organization Lifeline helping allied airmen escape after being shot down in occupied Europe and working with the Resistance hiding from the Gestapo.

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03x13 The Execution Aired: Dec. 15, 1979

Kessler, still posing under an alias, and Reinhardt find themselves interred in the same prison camp for German officers. Kessler learns that …

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Canceled/Ended
The show had 3 seasons and 42 episodes air between 1977 and 1979.

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  • Gerald Glaister pitched the series to the Controller of BBC1 when he shared a lift with him at the BBC Headquarters. By the time the lift reached the Controller's floor, Glaister had himself a deal.
  • The BBC was dissatisfied with the final (43rd) episode, possibly due to its polemical tone, and claimed it had been unable to complete the editing due to ongoing disputes with the…
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    The BBC was dissatisfied with the final (43rd) episode, possibly due to its polemical tone, and claimed it had been unable to complete the editing due to ongoing disputes with the broadcasting unions. According to the BBC documentary Shelved, broadcast by Radio 4 on 12-12-09, this was at best disingenuous and in fact the script's leaden anti-communist theme was felt to be at odds with the series' previously subtle characterization. None of the cast members interviewed for that programme were now in favor of it being released.
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  • Series creator Gerald Glaister served as an RAF pilot during the Second World War and survived over 100 sorties over enemy lines.
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